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INEC gets Police protection ahead of polls

2015-02-03 18:16
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The Police have expressed readiness to ensure the holding of credible polls later this month.

This follows Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba,  directing the Special Protection and Counter Terrorism Units to provide special security for Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) material, officials as well as its ad-hoc staff during and after the general elections.

According to a press statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu Force Public Relations Officer, the IGP Police stated this while appraising the preparations for general elections during a briefing with senior officers in Abuja.

Also read: INEC to collaborate with security agencies

Ojukwu said the directive demonstrated the Force's preparedness for the elections.

It was equally restated by the Police High Command that some of the strategies put in place to ensure free and fair polls in February 2015 by Nigeria Police Force are already being implemented,² he said.

The spokesperson added the IGP also allayed fears of the members of the public before, during and after the general elections.

He nonetheless said members of the public are enjoined to fully collaborate with the police and report any suspicious movement in their areas to the nearest police station.

- CAJ News
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